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    Sale 5830

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    3 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 236

    A SET OF MATCHING DAMASCENED STEEL BREAST PLATES, ARMGUARDS, SHIELD AND HELMET, AFGHANISTAN OR IRAN, 20TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF MATCHING DAMASCENED STEEL BREAST PLATES, ARMGUARDS, SHIELD AND HELMET, AFGHANISTAN OR IRAN, 20TH CENTURY
    Engraved to surface with scrolling leafy vines overlaid with gilt pattern of lobed cartouches, borders of densely scrolling damascened flowers and leaves, the shield with four raised bosses and backed with purple cloth, the helmet with damascened noseguard, plume holders and chainmail - helmet 10in (25.4cm) high without chainmail, shield 17 1/2in (44.5cm) diameter (8)


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